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ABC for Life

ABC for Life

Why we need your help



The Hout Bay Educational Trust (ABC For Life) based in the Western Cape (South Africa) was created to address the need for quality educational support for learners who are struggling in disadvantaged communities in English and Mathematics.  For more than 14 years ABC for Life has been building communities in which all children are equipped with the skills and knowledge to become productive members of society. Through its Literacy and numeracy support, ABC for Life empowers learners with the skills and self-confidence to achieve their academic potential and embrace education as the key to their future.


The pandemic has upended entire education systems with an estimate of 100 school days missed in 2020 and part of 2021, leaving most learners with huge gaps in their school work. Most of them are now very distressed and are under pressure, therefore need urgent assistance

There is an urgent need for Interventions to be adapted and scaled to benefit the most underserved and to ensure equality of opportunity for all. Should there be no intervention program to help these learners to catch up on their schoolwork, they will continue falling behind and likely, drop out of school. 

ABC For Life Goals:

ABC for Life believes that every child deserves a good education and a strong foundation built by literacy and numeracy support which will go a long way in creating a better future for children. Its immediate goals are:

  1. Transform the prospects of some of South Africa’s most vulnerable children in 3 schools through literacy and numeracy support.
  2. Assist 450 learners to catch up and bridge the gaps in their school work using specially developed materials that are tailor-made to address learner’s current needs.

Our Request:

ABC for Life urgently needs funding to continue to support hundreds of learners who without support are in the likelihood of dropping out of school and end up engaging in destructive behavior such as crime, drug abuse and theft.   

Donate any amount. No amount is to small.

By donating to this cause, you are sponsoring a child’s education and reducing children who drop out of school. You are giving hope to the hopeless and a chance for them to succeed in their future.


raised so far

 This campaign is now closed, and no longer accepting donations.


Oct 29, 2021

Auntie Linda

Hi Gailyn, sorry I missed your call, phone on silent but so lovely to hear your voice and news. I?ve checked my PayPal account and noting has gone through - yet. So here?s another try. L xx

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Oct 08, 2021

Mike S

Great cause - keep up the amazing work! x

(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Oct 06, 2021

Margaret and Derick Young

(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Oct 02, 2021

Desmond Scott

Good luck in the good work you are doing.

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Oct 01, 2021

Julie Scott

Happy to help this worthwhile charity. I hope it can continue its wonderful work.

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Sep 26, 2021

Di Scott

Looks like ABC for Life is doing some amazing work - wishing you all the best!

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 406.25

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Raised offline 0.00

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